ARTEMIS 2 PROJECT
It's never been a secret which three Canadian Astronauts NASA picked for this mission. Only remaining question is which American counterpart will join them.
January saw the re-start of Training, two air exercises; one involving two new spotters, the other a new pilot & aircraft, plus a major exercise involving an aircraft, ground homing teams and the debut of [...]
RPAS (Drone) Update II
While unseasonal weather may have caused havoc on roads & bridges on the Mainland, the conditions have done little to deter our RPAS Pilots from undertaking training flights as part of their accreditation program despite [...]
Water Egress !
Personal safety is always top of our agenda, be it in thought, word or deed. Earlier in the year members undertook Wilderness First Aid training in the unlikely event of an unplanned landing ... on [...]
Perspective from Royal Canadian Air Force (October 2022) ; https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/maple-leaf/rcaf/2022/10/casara-volunteers-take-flight-to-save-lives.html?fbclid=IwAR3Y9tRepeOyxDVjoRJKRqqEaoUZdSwDvehYuYExVXNV144tMt2Oslu6t1E
Air Support Unit Debut
Oct 1st. Invited by Arrowsmith SAR to be active participants at the formal opening of their new "home" at Qualicum Beach Airport. What a facility, what a great group of talented volunteers ! They well [...]
RPAS (Drone) Update
Back in May we published news of the progress made by Provincial & National SAR Associations in certifying the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Search and Rescue scenarios. Earlier this month [...]
Air SAR Support Unit
The summer months have been busy for a small team of Nanaimo CASARA members who have been preparing our newly acquired Air Search and Rescue Support Unit for operational capability. The 14' x 7' twin [...]